“If you made a dozen movies out of this, nobody would believe them”.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 years since Madeleine McCann disappeared from her family holiday in Portugal. On the evening of Thursday 3rd May 2007, whilst Kate and Gerry McCann were dining with their friends at the local tapas restaurant, Madeleine McCann was taken from the hotel the family were staying in. In 2013, Scotland Yard stated that Madeleine was probably taken ‘moments’ before Kate had gone in to check on her children.
It’s a story that almost everyone in the UK has an opinion on and now a new documentary centred around the disappearance of Madeleine McCann will air on Netflix tomorrow. The trailer was released this morning and it’s as gripping as you would imagine.
In the trailer, we are given plenty of interesting soundbites from experts, including “statistically it is likely to someone who was in close proximity of the child”, as the camera cuts to a devastated-looking Kate McCann, before another clip cuts in with Gerry McCann insisting that “there is no way that Kate and I are involved in this abduction”. Watch the chilling trailer below:
The whole case naturally evokes a lot of emotion from the public, and since 2007, millions of pounds has continually been donated to help find Madeleine McCann, with so far no success. In the 12 years that have passed, Kate and Gerry McCann have come under a lot of criticism and cynicism, and interestingly, both Kate and Gerry will not feature in Netflix’s new 8-part series.
A recent statement from the parents says “We are aware that Netflix are planning to screen a documentary in March 2019 about Madeleine’s disappearance. The production company told us that they were making the documentary and asked us to participate. We did not see, and still do not see, how this programme will help the search for Madeleine and, particularly given there is an active police investigation, it could potentially hinder it. “Consequently, our views and preferences are not reflected in the programme. We will not be making any further statements or giving interviews regarding this programme.”
It’s safe to say that a lot of people will be tuning in tomorrow to find out more about what exactly happened…
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann is released on Friday 15th March on Netflix.